Sunday, October 21, 2007

Our Government At Work....Or Not

This sounds like taxation without representation to me...What are we paying these guys for anyway???

From this week's Parade Magazine...

Do Senators Vote Anymore?

In one recent week, the Senate passed 153 bills—without voting on a single one. Instead, the measures were “hotlined,” or approved by what’s called “unanimous consent.” How it works: Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, and Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, agree to pass a bill. Then each Senator is called on a special hotline and asked if he or she objects. They may have as little as 15 minutes to respond—and if their staff misses the call, the bill sails on. While some of the hotlined bills just named post offices, others authorized hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending—$294 million over five years in one piece of legislation alone.

So Sayeth The Shack


1 comment:

Jeni said...

Boy, talk about putting a lot of thought into the spending process, huh?